This timeline briefly lists the history of TBT Mafia on The Bell Tree Forums.
|Brief description||Dates||New roles|
|Animal Crossing Mafia is introduced to TBT, with no interest.||October 8, 2005||
|Animal Crossing Mafia is re-introduced, receiving slight interest, however, the game does not take off.||December 14, 2005||
|TBT Mafia is re-re-introduced to the forums for the first time in 8 years. The game is a success, unlike previous attempts.||November 8, 2013 to November 22, 2013|
|TBT Mafia II: Mafia Strike Back starts. After introducing much of TBT to Mafia in the first game, Mafia came back even bigger and better with 7 brand new roles in this game. Even more players signed up to this game marking the largest game to date. (tied with TBT Mafia III).
This game is well known for Kayla's masterful deceiving of the town as Mafia Sheriff, and the blue massacre of Night 2 with both Paramedics and 1 Detective killed in the same night.
|November 26, 2013 to December 9, 2013|
|TBT Mafia III: The Murder Before Christmas starts. This third game of Mafia was just as popular as the second game with a full house of 35 players once again. Tom and iLoveYou took the handle on hosting this game, allowing KarlaKGB to have the chance to play.
The notorious Bus Driver role was added into this game for the first time, bringing Dolby's now classic "I drive the Bus" fake claim with it causing chaos in the game. It was also the first to feature a third party role, although unfortunately it was rather uneventful with BlueLeaf winning early on only due to the other two Assassins getting modkilled.
|December 12, 2013 to December 29, 2013.|
|TBT Mini Mafia starts. The game that started the Mini Mafia series of games at TBT. Famously, this game suffered some organizational issues, but it was still a good game with a mostly basic setup aside from the addition of the Bartender role.||December 28, 2014 to January 4, 2013|
|TBT Mafia IV: Red Revolution starts. The fourth game continued the strong tradition of mafia near the end of 2013. This time, before the game started, select players were sent an invitation to guarantee a spot in the game.
This game was the first themed game, taking inspiration from the Russian Revolution of 1917. The game featured the addition of the Mason role, the first non-mafia "team".
|January 6, 2014 to January 20, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia II: Catch Scum or Catch Scurvy starts. The second game in the mini mafia series was started before any official hosting was set up. The previous hosts had chosen Tina to host this game.
There were no unusual roles, however, it was known to have detailed night and day posts, and set a future standard for flavor text.
|January 20, 2014 to January 24, 2014||
|TBT Mafia V: There and Back Again starts. The fifth game started after a two week hiatus of mafia games. It was inspired by the Lord of the Rings. Gandalf took the role of host this game.
This game featured the Bus Driver role, which was given to none other than Dolby. Unfortunately for him, his classic fake claim turned out to be his undoing, as town quickly lynched him. It also featured the Serial Killer role, which was quickly killed off.
In addition, this game set the new record for the blue massacre of night two, resulting in the deaths of two vigilantes, a doctor, and a veteran, in addition to a townie and two mafia members.
|February 6, 2014 to February 23, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia III: A Terrible Fate starts. The third game in the mini mafia series was the last game before the official hosting rules were set up. It continued with the theme of simple, basic roles for mini mafia games.||February 18, 2014 to February 28, 2014||
|The official Hosting Thread is created in order to provide regulation and stability over hosting.||February 20, 2014|
|TBT Mafia VI: Faithful June starts. The sixth game of mafia was hosted by the brothers BellBringerGreen and BlueLeaf. This game continued along with themes, this time taking form of an anime. This game was known for animosity between some of the players and the hosts, resulting in a massive spam war, administrator intervention, and a modkill.||February 24, 2014 to March 8, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia IV: Fire Emblem Kingmaker starts. This game was the first IRC Mafia game, Kingmaker, to be adapted for the forum. It featured a new third party, the Lover, along with two necessary roles for the game, Kingmaker and King.
The game was notable for the set of lynches near the end of the game that ended up costing the game for the town.
|March 5, 2014 to March 10, 2014|
|TBT Mafia VII: Animal Crossing Mafia starts. The seventh game of mafia was hosted by Justin. This game featured a massive revamp to the entire mafia system, bringing in items, a currency system, and completely unique role names.
The items, while proving to be a massive asset to the town, were an initial hindrance, as the town tended to focus on who had what item instead of who was acting in a scummy manner. The game reached a tipping point towards the town side when there was an accidental leak of two of the major scum team members.
|March 17, 2014 to April 5, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia V: Cell Experiment starts. This game was the first experimental set-up, differing from the traditional style previous games had been played in. It was the first game to feature no role titles, only Town and Mafia. In addition, there was no night.||March 29, 2014 to April 3, 2014||
|TBT Mafia VIII: Dark Lord Ascending starts. This game was the first to feature the Innocent Child role, who was modkilled on day one due to rule-breaking by a member of the mafia team. However, town was able to work past this, through mass-roleclaims.
This game was known for the experimental completely open set-up, stating how many of each role was still alive, and the new way for calculating mafia power, which allowed them to perform any mafia action.
|April 6, 2014 to April 16, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia I: I'm a Cop You Idiot starts.||April 17, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia VI: Tribal Attack starts. This was the first cult mafia set-up, in which the nighttime kills were eliminated and replaced with the cult team. The cult team managed to win this game, due to an unfortunate gunning of a cult member twice.||April 18, 2014 to April 24, 2014.|
|TBT Mafia IX: The Apocalypse starts. This game was the first the feature a larger third party, thus making it the first game to technically have two mafia teams. The Horsemen were quickly eliminated due to mafia kills and inactivity, whereas the Mafia team was killed due to clever planning and actions on the town side.||April 23, 2014 to May 10, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia II: Battle in Purgatory starts.||April 27, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia VII: Bioshock - Unrest in Rapture starts. This game, commonly called Biomafia, was a change from the games that occurred recently before it, as there was a lack of mass-roleclaiming until the end. This game featured the first hidden Serial Killer, which, had the mafia's original kills gone through, the third-party would have been killed on night one.||May 5, 2014 to May 10, 2014|
|TBT Mafia X: The Honnō-ji Incident starts. This game was the second of the historical mafia games, featuring the Honno-ji Incident of 1582. This game was known for the general lack of most kills by the mafia team, due to an inability to work together successfully.||May 11, 2014 to May 24, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia VIII: Pleasure Cruise starts. This game was the first no-PM game for TBT Mafia. Private messaging in TBT Mafia was a central part to many players' game strategies up until this point, and as a result, many town players were unable to adapt. As a result, scum was able to win fairly easily.||May 25, 2014 to June 4, 2014|
|TBT Mafia XI: Person of Interest starts. This game was the eleventh in the TBT Main Mafia series. It was known for the expert manipulation of a third-party role, and a massive modkill of townies for willful inactivity.||May 31, 2014 to June 11, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia IX: This One's for the Birds! starts. TBT Mini Mafia IX was known as the quickest game in the series. It was also probably the most experimental. Due to an accidental unbalanced role, the scum team surrendered after only one day.||June 7, 2014 to June 9, 2014|
|The Cellar, a sub-board for TBT Mafia is released.||June 9, 2014|
|TBT Nub Mafia I: Twitch Plays Newbie Mafia starts.||June 9, 2014 to June 20, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia X: And Then There Were None starts. The tenth game in the Mini Mafia series was the second game to feature completely unique role names for all players. This quickly led to a bit of confusion as players were unable to tell how many of each name was used in the game. The mafia team used this to their advantage and with the help of the Judge ability, won the game.||June 15, 2014 to June 25, 2014|
|TBT Mafia XII: Mean Girls starts. The twelfth game of Mafia featured a host that quite a few players viewed as inexperienced. This resulted in a less than professional game which was ended early due to the demand of the players.||June 19, 2014 to July 2, 2014|
|TBT Nub Mafia II: On The Run starts.||June 28, 2014 to July 10, 2014||
|TBT Mini Mafia XI: Frozen starts. The eleventh game in the Mini Mafia series was styled after the popular Disney movie, Frozen. This game was unfortunate for town in that it seemingly rushed towards a scum win, however, due to the extension of a final voting day and an accidental slip-up by a scum member, the scales were turned back towards town. The game ended with a mafia team surrender.||June 30, 2014 to July 7, 2014||
|TBT Mafia XIII: XCOM: Enemy Within starts. The thirteenth game in the Main Mafia series featured a massive amount of roles new to the series. In the beginning, this did lead to some confusion, however, the third-party was quickly eliminated due to some luck on the town side and accidents on the third-party side. Inactivity was also a major issue, as it is what killed half of the mafia team.||July 7, 2014 to July 19, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia XII: Portal - GLaDOS and her Deadly Neurotoxin starts. Mini Mafia games tend to be quick and the twelfth game in the series continued that trend. This game ended on the fourth day, with expert manipulation by the scum team. Had it not been for modkills, there would have been no scum deaths.||July 14, 2014 to July 23, 2014||
|TBT Nub Mafia III: Captain Flint's Gold starts.||July 14, 2014 to July 25, 2014||
|Games are put on hold while new hosting requirements are worked on. This results in a string of Unofficial Mafia games.||July 19, 2014 to August 9, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia III: Tom's I'm a Cop You Idiot starts.||July 23, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia IV: Partners starts.||July 24, 2014 to July 27, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia V: Sunleth Waterscape starts.||July 27, 2014 to August 3, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia VI: Mafia Carnival starts.||July 30, 2014 to August 4, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia VII: Cell Mafia II: Stuck in Testing starts.||August 5, 2014 to August 7, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia VIII: I'm Makar You Idiot starts.||August 7, 2014 to August 10, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia IX: Ryan's I'm a Cop You Idiot starts.||August 9, 2014 to August 11, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia X: Olympus starts.||August 10, 2014 to August 15, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XI: SS3 starts.||August 10, 2014 to August 11, 2014||
|The new hosting requirements are released, along with a revamp to banning.||August 9, 2014|
|TBT Mafia XIV: Majora's Mask Redux starts. The first game after a monthlong break featured a smaller house than usual for a main mafia. This game was unique in that it featured items in lieu of the typical blue roles. This allowed any player to have any role.
Town won after a grueling first two days due to a slip-up of the scum team.
|August 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XII: I'm a Gunsmith You Idiot starts.||August 15, 2014 to August 16, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XIII: IB Mafia starts.||August 17, 2014 to August 18, 2014||
|TBT Mini Mafia XIII: Bird Mafia II - Attack of the Ostrich starts. The sequel to the original bird game brought much more balancing to the game. It allowed the Mafia team to only be defeated if all Townies were destroyed. The mafia team was easily defeated after two town members were modkilled.||August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XIV: I Love You starts.||August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014||
|TBT Mafia XV: The Siren's Call starts. The long awaited sequel to the famous TBT Mini Mafia II: Catch Scum or Catch Scurvy was as popular as the first. Unfortunately for town, this popularity did not guarantee them a win.
This game also featured a third-party thief team, who, while winning their mini-game, lost the overall game.
|August 25, 2014|
|TBT Nub Mafia IV: Hijinks in Sugar Rush starts. The fourth Nub Mafia Game was another successful game. It featured almost the same amount of players, and another new set of excited new players. For the first time in official series history, the Serial Killer was able to win.||August 30, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XV: dethy starts.||September 4, 2014||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XVI: Factions starts.||September 4, 2014 to||
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XVII: Ryan's Third-Party starts.||September 7, 2014 to September 12, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia XIV: My Little Mafia starts. My Little Mafia was a fairly basic set-up. It brought the Voodoo Lady role into the Official series for the first time, but other than that, the roles were all common.
Town won after a grueling handful of days involving misplaced trust.
|September 14, 2014 to September 22, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XVIII: Transformers starts.||October 4, 2014 to October 7, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XIX: Madoka Magica starts.||October 22, 2014 to October 27, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XX: Mafia Disconnected starts.||November 2, 2014 to November 5, 2014|
|TBT Mini Mafia XV: Pokémon Colosseum starts. Pokémon Colosseum was the first Mini Mafia to use items. It featured a similar set-up to Majora's Mask Redux, where Pokémon were used as items.
This game was infamous for the lack of attention from the hosts, a changing of a team's win condition, and numerous other issues, there were quite a few jokes in the observer chat.
It is listed as a draw, due to the changing of the win conditions halfway through. While town was eliminated, mafia and the serial killer did not achieve their win conditions.
|November 4, 2014 to November 16, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXI: Jonas Brothers SS3 starts.||November 23, 2014|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXII: Russia Today starts.||January 3, 2015 to January 11 2015|
|TBT Mini Mafia XVI: RuneScape's King of the Dwarves starts.
This game was known as the return of mafia after a hiatus, though this plagued the game somewhat, resulting in a disorganized town.
|January 12, 2015 to January 18, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXIII: Unfair Mafia||April 26, 2015 to April 28, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXIV: Bravely Default Mafia||May 9, 2015 to May 16, 2015|
|TBT Mini Mafia XVII: Kissing to be Clever starts.||July 4, 2015 to July 22, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXV: Seven Deadly Sins starts.||July 27, 2015 to August 4, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXVI: Meme Mafia||August 13, 2015 to August 23, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXVII: Shadowrun: Dragonfall||September 4, 2015 to September 18, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXVIII: 1984 Mafia||October 1, 2015 to October 12, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXIX: DA: I||November 11, 2015 to November 19, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXX: Greek Cultists||December 12, 2015 to December 21, 2015|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXI: Smash Bros Mafia||December 27 2015 to January 7 2106|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXII: The Empire Strikes Back of the Sith Awakens||January 6, 2016 to January 12, 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXIV: Dad vs Dad vs Dad SS3||January 6 2016 to January 7 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXV: Reindeer Mafia||January 10 2016 to January 27 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXVI: Forest Fire Mafia||January 25 2016 to January 31 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXVII: Game of Thrones - A Crown for a King||February 3 2016 to February 11 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXVIII: Scummy Awards||February 13 2016 to March 1 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XXXIX: 2016 Republican Primaries and TBT Unofficial Mafia XL: 2016 Democratic Primaries start||March 6 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLI: Papers, Please||March 9, 2016 to March 15 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLII: Neko Atsume SS3||March 14 2016 to March 15 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLIII: DAMN DANIEL||March 15 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLIV: Easter SS3||March 16 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLV: Jackson 5 Dethy||March 15 2016 to March 17 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLVI: Sailor Moon||March 17 2016 to March 19 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLVII: North Korean SS3||March 26 2016 to March 27 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLVIII: Snow White and the 7 Dwarves Dethy||March 29 2016 to March 31 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia XLIX: Office SS3||March 30 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia L: The Binding of Isaac||March 22, 2016 to April 1, 2016|
|TBT Nub Mafia V: Daycare Mafia||April 1, 2016 to April 7, 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LI: Medical Dethy||April 5, 2016 to April 9, 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LII: Tarot||April 11, 2016 to April 27, 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LIII: Make Mafia Great Again||April 21, 2016 to April 29, 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LIV: Xenoblade Chronicles||May 6 2016 to May 18 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LV: Sheepers Beware||May 22 2016 to May 25 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LVI: Bus Driver Mafia||May 19 2016 to May 21 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LVII: Attack on Titan||June 1 2016 to June 13 2016|
|TBT Nub Mafia VI: Steven Universe||June 19 2016 to June 29 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LVIII: Korean War||June 27 2016 to June 30 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LIX: Turbo Elves||July 5 2016 to July 7 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LX: Double Cop Mafia||July 8 2016 to July 12 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXI: A Game of Mafia||July 16 2016 to July 24 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXII: Fruit Mafia||August 5 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXIII: Murder Mystery Mafia||August 12 2016 to August 17 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXIV: Imprison the Criminals Mafia||August 21 2016 to August 28 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXV: One Chance SS3||September 10 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXVI: Micro Gayme||September 2 2016 to September 6 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXVII: Miraculous Ladybug Cultists||September 5 2016 to September 14 2016|
|TBT Nub Mafia VII: Daily Tragedy||September 24 2016 to October 2 2016|
|TBT Unofficial Mafia LXVIII: Presidential Debate SS3||September 28 2016|